V.A.: "An Austin Rhythm and Blues Christmas"

"Texas Monthly listed the record as an offical "pick of the month." The Houston Post praised the album as, "one worth decking the halls over - the single best Christmas album of the year." And the San Antonio Light reported that, "Austin has a great blues heritage and herein are some of the town's top performers getting down on Christmas Eve."

Buddy Magazine enthusiastically said, "Paul Ray has gotten several of Austin's heaviest musicians and performers together to record An Austin Rhythm and Blues Christmas LP. You ought to go out and grab one right away because it's destined to become a Christmas classic, like Bing Crosby's and Elvis' Yuletide recordings."
~ www.austin-records.com

The Beach Boys: "Christmas Album"
"While it may seem rather incongruous for the definitive voices of summertime to tackle the music of the holiday season, The Beach Boys' Christmas Album succeeds brilliantly; Brian Wilson's pop genius is well suited to classic Yuletide fare, and the group delivers lush performances of standards ranging from "Frosty the Snowman" to "White Christmas" as well as more contemporary material like "The Man With All the Toys" and "Blue Christmas." The Capitol reissue also includes four bonus tracks, including "The Lord's Prayer" and the single version of "Little Saint Nick." "
~ www.allmusic.com